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About Hot Tuna

Stop by and find out why Southern Living Magazine calls this restaurant "the place to stop when in Virginia Beach". This restaurant is famous for offering the freshest yellowfin tuna available, as well as serving delicious Hereford Organic Beef, homemade pasta dishes, beer battered shrimp, and homemade desserts, such as key lime pie and carrot cake.' - Yahoo Travel

2817 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 4:00pm-Late

Cross Street:
Great Neck Road/Shore Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 481-2888

Website:
http://www.hottunavb.com/

Entertainment:
Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.

Catering:
We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.

Parking Details:
Free on site parking available.

Executive Chef:
Todd Ramsey

Private Party Facilities:
There are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country that can offer you a fantastic dining experience as well as provide you with some of the best entertainment around. We have been giving our guests fantastic Food, Wine, & Spirits since 1992.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (757) 481-2888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hot Tuna Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Tuna has always been good..never been disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything always tastes great and everyone is friendly and wonderful !

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service is always magnificent. Thanks Chad. You’re the best!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

When visiting VA Beach, Hot Tuna is always a must! The food and service are always top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointing!! A 50 mile drive and tunnel tolls to get there. It was very loud, service was slow, both witch could be overlooked if the food was as amazing as the last time I ate there. The crab dip was acceptable. The she crab soup was all cream and bland. The coconut shrimp was overcooked, that and the fries tasted the grease needed to be changed. The artichoke dip was lacking something. The absolute crab would have been good except the shrimp were overcooked as well. The only thing that was decent was the drinks and judging by the atmosphere, is probably the money maker. I'm not sure if this was just a bad night but we wont be returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great time. Always is fun for a girls get together. Wednesday has a great happy hour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening. Seated quickly. Server arrived fast and took drink and food orders. Could actually talk and have conversation. Food was really good. Would definitely recommend and return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved the selection on the restaurant week menu. Our server was great. Always focused when interacting with our group, despite having an additional large group to serve. Desserts were delicious. Cocktail prices were a little steep. The tuna is always a great choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We are a group of 4 couples who like to dine out occasionally and Hot Tuna is always one of our fav spots! Love the food and the ambiance. AND it's close to home!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, People Watching, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have enjoyed dining or just hanging out listening to music at HOT Tuna for years. Many of my friend attended the 20 year anniversary because it brings back fun memories of our crazy youth

I always recommend it for dinner to visitors because most people think of it only as a night spot. Many locals I meet have never had dinner there when the menu and service is amazing.
I have never had a bad meal there and I have always had a fun experience. Kudos!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always, everything was pretty much perfect; yet, for the first time, it took a long time for our server to come to our table to even bring us water. My husband even went to the restroom and back and no one had come and we even waited probably another five or six minutes. This is very unusual for Hot Tuna and it wasn't any busier than normal on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful as always
However, our table for 4
Was next to a table of 15-20
Lots of kids and very loud , and up and down and all over the place
I dont think I would stay at a table again , next to such a large party
The food and service was superior as always,
But not as relaxing as usual ... very hard to carry on a conversation

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Just a real nice place. Great appetizers and an assortment of tasty, mid-priced meals!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We got a table outside without waiting time. Hostess was very pleasant and even brought a shark toy for our 2 year old. We had poke and various salads, as well as a kids fish taco. Everything was fresh, delicious and of excellent quality! Will definitely come back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was great and so was the service. This was a quick choice after a day at the beach and ended up as a home run! The half priced wine for a Thursday night was just a nice bonus! Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Mixed bag here. Two of us ordered the zucchini spirals with shrimp and it was very tasty. The others ordered scallops and fish tacos and all said they were not good. Our waiter, Jake, was very nice and attentive. Not many people there. Overall, it was disappointing, especially with such great reviews. I didn't know that everyone else's dinner wasn't good until we were in the car going home. Oh well.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great Happy Hour. Wonderful food selections. Terrific place to meet friends.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great service, food and location. We ordered the evening specials, which were excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food is consistently great and NEVER had a bad meal. Servers are fantastic as well as management!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a great anniversary dinner here!! We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I absolutely love Hot Tuna. There is a fair mix of those that frequent here. The food and drinks are great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent. We have not dined at Hot Tuna in a few years,however we will try to go more often

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great spot in Virginia Beach! The blackened tuna bites are amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Took the family here during our summer vacation to Virginia Beach.
Was able to make a reservation on line from the beach for a group of 8.
The food and service was excellent! The decor was beautiful and venue comfortable for all ages!
We will definitely be back next summer!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Nice time. Did take 15 minutes to get a server. Manager did compensate for wait.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had dinner with friends and three of us enjoyed the Halibut special. The fourth person had the soft shell crabs and everyone was pleased with their dinner. Our server, Chad was very attentive and he even helped us change tables. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Hot Tuna is our new "go to" restaurant. Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Pasta dishes were a bit soupy

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I took visiting friends to Hot Tuna early in the week. Then let them pick their favorite restaurant on the last night. They picked Hot Tuna as the 1 to go back to. Salmon dinner was excellent. And the coconut shrimp appetizer was yummy. Our waiter was nice and friendly but none of us could understand him. I believe he was not from the Usa.
I highly recommend dining here!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food and staff were very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We always enjoy our time at Hot Tuna. Great locals establishment with good vibes and great cuisine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I had really high expectations for this restaurant going in based on reviews and others recommendations from friends. It was a nice dinner and the meal was good but it wasn't amazing. Our server had a hiccup with our appetizers and food coming out quickly in succession but he handled it well and the service was amazing. I didn't hate it but it isn't a place that I would drive 30 minutes for again. They do have a GREAT outdoor patio and their bar looked pretty awesome so maybe we will be back for drinks.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fantastic food and service. High priced for the area but worth it. Really worth trying.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Don't bother going anywhere else for fabulous seafood, service, and overall vibe. It is one of the key reasons we go for a weekend getaway to Virgina Beach twice a year. Love it !

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Superb customer service - friendly helpful staff. Food choice is great. Food plating excellent food quality and taste AWESOME

Tags: Organic, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The tuna was over cooked.
The tacos had literally had no flavor at all.
The crab dip..was missing something...didn't think crab dip could be messed up.
The salmon salad was Good!
It was hot in the restaurant and we had flies around our table. We were indoors.
The only good thing was the waitress was very sweet and professional!
We have been to a lot of restaurants and have never once complained but this was way to many things.
Won't be back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Not as good as the last time. Calamari was chewy, batter not crisp. She-crab soup was cold (like the last time) - cream soups are icky when cold.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Our server this evening was absolutely fantastic. She not only was very pleasant, but she also went above and beyond for the table next to us. She was very friendly and knew how to answer many questions that were had about the menu.

As far as the food goes, most of it was phenomenal!

We had the calamari for an appetizer. It was not my favorite. The breading was a little thicker than I like and it was a little over cooked. But the entrees and desserts were fabulous!

I eat tuna poke everywhere I can, and this was one of the best I've ever had. I liked the concept of the whole bowl. The tuna poke appetizer was a perfect portion for a meal in my opinion. We also had the cedar plank salmon and the wild mushroom risotto, which I would recommend and would eat again myself.

The desserts are all home made. The cowboy cookie was absolutely amazing. It comes out freshly baked in a skillet with vanilla ice cream on top.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Saturday night with my wife and a friend. Reservation was ready upon arrival. Our server, Christina, was fantastic! Jen, Riley, and Ryan always do a great job. Food was outstanding. This restaurant is a go to for our family.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Always good and consistent. Wonderful and attentive service from Kristina

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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